Psalms 35:13

“But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as for me, when they were sicke, my clothing was sack-cloth: I humbled my soule with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine owne bosome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I afflicted my soul with fasting; And my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But as for me, when they were ill I put on the clothing of sorrow: I went without food and was sad, and my prayer came back again to my heart.
- Basic English Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
- Darby Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.
- Webster's Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
- World English Bible

And I -- in their sickness my clothing [is] sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth, I afflicted my soul with fasting; and my prayer, may it return into mine own bosom.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 35:13


35:13 Returned - Although my fastings and prayers did them no good.


Discussion for Psalms 35

  • Nancy
    Psalm 35 is a prayer of protection against the wicked ones. When you talk of ememy - remember that satan uses human beings to work. Witches and wizards are the human agents. Read what the bible said in Exdous 22:18. The enemies you have to forgive are the people you know that wrong you due to flesh.
  • Carol
    I pray this for me and my Children and grandchildren
  • A
    Mark Verrell -- yes He did say that but I'm certain this is about the enemy and his minions, not about other people we'd call our enemies. There is a major difference. We are called to fight the good fight of faith and be armoured up for battle against the enemy. There is no love for the darkness at all. Loving and forgiving our human enemies is what Jesus was talking about, not the enemy
  • Theodore Francis
    I believe that the psalm is as relevant today as when uttered by the psalmist. We require the same level of protection from our enemies. It is not for us to take the action necessary against them but for the lord. The lord knows our hearts and situations and so he will take whatever action necessary to protect the just.
  • Irene123
    To Mark Verrell - King David lived in the O.T. dispensation. God dealt differently with sin then - because Jesus had not yet been manifested and brought GRACE. Thee was faith - Noah, Abraham, Ruth, Rahab, etc. (read Heb. ch. 11). This is ALL God's business, not ours; now, in the N.T. dispensation , we are to have faith, which leads to His Grace.
  • Bill
    first???jesus was first!!from the start. yes jesus said love your emneys, but war is also love, to protect oneself or others but pray for there soul,so they have a change of heart

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